Māras noguldījumi (Māra’s deposits) Roja Art Lab proposal
This entry shares files related to Andrew Gryf Paterson's trans-disciplinary, hybrid art-science, practice-led research and maker proposal to Roja Art Lab 2017 residency. It describes site specific work produced in terms of value-creation.
This proposal aims to connect the material investigation and external-internal cultural communion with Livonian alluvial clay deposits in Roja area, that began with a site-visit in early May 2016, and aims to further develop creative relationships within the Gulf of Livonia (Rīgas jūras līcis, Liivi laht). Material deposits found near Roja on the Latvian Kurzeme side will form the focal ‘boundary object’ for the proposal. A modest amount of clay will be gathered, analyzed as physical, cultural and abiotic material, informational-knowledge, and socially-ingested medium for beneficial value-creation in the name of ‘Māra’s deposits’.
The clay will be worked on—cleansed, purified, molded, and baked—into the form of artefacts: specifically functional fermentation crock-pots and weights, and if site-specific conditions allow, contributing also to the creation of a seasonal an outdoor pizza-oven in the municipal area. Further efforts will be made to make connections socio-culturally, materially, and psychologically in cooperation with Green Root Lab project (Pärnu) on the diagonally-opposite Estonian side of the Gulf.
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